NHL Roundup


Sunday, March 16th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Niklas Hagman scored twice and Olli Jokinen had one goal and set up two others Sunday, leading the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Denis Shvidki added a goal for the Panthers, who had more than two goals for the first time in 12 games.

The Penguins have been held to two or fewer goals in a franchise-record 10 consecutive games. They are winless in 12 games, matching the second-longest streak in team history.

Rico Fata and Dick Tarnstrom scored for the Penguins, whose eight-game home winless streak is the second-longest in its history.

Capitals 2, Avalanche 1

In Washington, Sergei Berezin had a goal and an assist in the first period, leading the Washington Capitals over the Colorado Avalanche.

Sergei Gonchar scored the other goal for Washington, which moved within a point of Tampa Bay in the Southeast Division. The Capitals surrendered the division lead with Friday night's loss to the Kings.

Joe Sakic scored for Colorado, which lost consecutive road games for the first time this season. The Avalanche remained four points behind Vancouver in the Northwest Division.

Berezin has scored in his first two games with the Capitals since being acquired from Chicago at the trade deadline. They've been timely goals, too, with Washington's top scorer, Jaromir Jagr, missing his third straight game because of a wrist injury.